GOP heavy hitters, Trump cabinet members revealed as donors to anti-Obama 'dark money' group - 2019-10-28

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F0.png GOP heavy hitters, Trump cabinet members revealed as donors to anti-Obama 'dark money' group October 28, 2019, Yue Stella Yu, OpenSecrets News

Between 2010 and 2012, the group raked in at least $65 million from billionaires, corporations and nebulous groups that don't disclose their own sources of funding, recent filings show. Many of the group's top donors have now lined up behind President Donald Trump, cutting big checks to his reelection bid.

The now-defunct conservative group was largely active in the 2012 election cycle, spending $15.2 million on political ads attacking then-Democratic President Barack Obama during his reelection bid. The group also spent almost $5 million on independent expenditures in the 2010 cycle targeting Democrats and promoting Republicans in congressional races.

Between late 2011 and 2012, the group gave out $26.3 million in grants, most of which went to the Center to Protect Patient Rights, another dark money group with close ties to the Koch brothers.

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{{cite news | first = Yue Stella | last = Yu | title = GOP heavy hitters, Trump cabinet members revealed as donors to anti-Obama 'dark money' group | url = https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/10/donors-to-anti-obama-dark-money-grp/ | work = OpenSecrets News | date = October 28, 2019 | accessdate = October 30, 2019 }}